1. They Call Me… Tim. In this episode, we discuss Tim Keller’s sermon, The Purpose of Christmas. Does it matter that Jesus’ birth is a historical fact? What’s the difference between an eyewitness account and a legend? What are we really preaching at Christmas, and why should anyone care?
  2. God Doesn’t Do Prophet-sharing. In this episode, we discuss Gerhard von Rad’s explanation of a prophet’s freedom and lack of choice regarding his call and proclamation. What’s at stake for preachers, and all Christians, when God calls us to speak a specific word, to a specific people, at a specific time according to his decision?
  3. Did Jesus Have to Die For That Sermon? In this episode, we discuss Gerhard Force’s book "Theology is For Proclamation," specifically the focus and function of all Jesus’ preaching and how it defines Christian preaching in every generation.
  4. Don't lose hope. Don't avoid church on Sunday morning.
  5. Even though we are tempted to add our personal opinions to the meaning of Jesus' life and death, to increase the meaning of His sacrifice, there's only one thing that makes Christians "Christian." Christ crucified for us for the forgiveness of sin.
  6. Pastors represent many things to many people, but their true calling is to serve as God's instrument for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ for you for the forgiveness of sin.
  7. Banned Books Jumps The Shark. Gillespie and Riley read and discuss Crucifying Religion, by Donavon Riley so Riley can have a discussion about himself with himself. It’s a meta, meta episode!
  8. When we say “forgiveness,” we mean, “Jesus.” When we say, “righteousness,” we mean, “Jesus.”
  9. In this episode, Gillespie and Riley read and discuss Billy Graham’s sermon, and the consequences of preaching law after the Gospel, adverbs, and the importance of staying away from God where He isn’t preached, revealed, and worshipped in Christ Jesus.
  10. Would you go to the church on the corner knowing that the pastor is an ex-con?
  11. I'm stepping - I'm stepping in it! What does it smell like? In this episode, Gillespie and Riley discuss Menno Simon's writing on faith, why prepositions matter, and the practical consequences of Gospel-law sermons.
  12. One sermon, two men, maximum effort! In this episode, Gillespie and Riley jump back into Whitefield's sermon, "The Folly and Danger of Being Not Righteous Enough." This week, they turn a more critical eye on Whitefield's sermon, discussing revivalism, sermonizing, and the purpose of the church.
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